A sure sign that it’s Christmas… Small is taking a break until the New Year.
It’s been a quiet week, not a lot has happened.
We’ve had some rain since last CTWW, and are expecting more today, possibly a storm. The weather change over the weekend left me all stuffed up, but getting over that now.
This week’s CTWW is not so much a CTWW as a plea for help by Small.
What would you like to see on Reduce Footprints in 2015?
Pop on over to see the rest on her blog and add some ideas.
Me, I don’t have much. I rather like her blog. I don’t follow product reviews, nor Special offers, not on any blog. Some of the recipes I like, even though they tend toward the vegan. Meet & Greet, I think that needs a facelift. I must admit since it was reduced to once a month, I have been rather lax about participating because I forget it.
However, I am going to throw out a challenge.
Once Thanksgiving is over people begin thinking about Christmas trees.
The last thing the world needs is another dead tree.
Please don’t do it. Don’t kill another tree.
If you must use the imitation tree you saved from last year, but don’t buy another.
Think outside the box; in fact you can use the box, or just branches, or just your imagination.
But please don’t fall victim to commercial products, or become a serial Christmas tree killer.
Yes, I know it’s Tuesday, I can’t count – so bite me!
But, I have a moan, and this one has been stewing for sometime.
It’s a question.
In every household, business, place of entertainment, simply everywhere you’ll find toilet paper.
Made from wood, wood comes from trees, trees are in short supply.
Why do we turn perfectly good trees into toilet paper simply to wipe our bums?
Sure, bums have to be wiped. I am not denying this simple luxury.
My question is why do we have to cut down trees to do it?
There are alternatives.
We have bidets and toilet shower hoses and the like.
But we also have recycled toilet paper.
My point is, that if we can have some recycled toilet paper, we can have ALL recycled toilet paper!
When we consider the environment and the illegal logging and the deforestation, it is CRIMINAL that we use virgin wood to make toilet paper.
The toilet paper manufacturers don’t give a shit. (excuse the pun, it was unintentional, but it stays) So it is up to governments to legislate instead.
Oh, the manufacturers will complain, the companies will wring their hands with grief, the corporations’ myopic eyes will water at the loss of profits as though you had just squeezed their collective testicles.
But I don’t care.
Any government has the power to ban toilet paper made from virgin wood, effective in three months, has the power to ban the sales.
The fine for any non-compliance: reforestation of a substantial tract of deforested land; or a million dollars for every tree used!